The Chaurashi Temple is situated at Bhramour which is 65 kilometres from Chamba Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The main temples of Lakshmi Devi, Ganesh and Manimahesh and Nar Singh are called as Chaurashi Temples. According to the popular legend and ancient sayings, the 84 Chaurasi Yogis visit Bharmour during the low of King Sahil Verman. The Yogis were pleased with the king’s humbleness and hospitality of the King and blessed the King with ten sons and a daughter, Champavati. The Temple is said to be built around 9th century.
The temple square is the centre of all activities in the little town of Bharmaur and the Lakshmi, Ganesh, Manimahesh and Narsingh temples, the main shrines, are splendidly set off by the dramatic mountains cape.
Chaurasi Khamba Temple is the renowned temple known for its significance and magnitude. Chaurasi Khamba has thus left its mark in travel and tourism of Bharatpur. Eighty-four ancient beautifully carved pillars has carefully festooned the temple and thus obtained the name Chaurasi Khamba temple. Resembled with the temple at Gokula, Chaurasi Khamba is successfully grabbing the tourist to unfurl and explore its architecturally carved pillars. This place is believed as the renowned spot of Nanda Maharaja. The temple is also visited for its significance of having the abode of Pandava Brothers during their 14-years exile.
The legend regarding Chaurasi temple is that in ancient time when this beautiful place Brahmpura was present, One day as the goddess Brahmani Devi went somewhere, and then Lord Shiva reached there with 84 Sidhas while visiting to Manimahesh Kailash. God Shiva wanted to leave 84 Sidhas; perhaps they choose this place to leave them. When in evening Goddess Brahmani Devi, the presiding deity of the place seen the smoke of fires lit by the Sidhas, she felt very angry due to this She came down to the garden and ordered Shiva and the Sidhas to get out of the place. Lord Shiva told with all his humility for allowing them to spend a night in their beautiful garden as they are tired, and promised to leave early in the morning. Goddess Brahmani accepted to their wishes and went away to Dughashaar (a place on ridge) from where she cannot see the smoke of fires lit by the Sidhas.
In morning God Shiva left the 84 sleeping Sidhas and went to Manimahesh Kailash, but the 84 Sidhas transformed themselves in to 84 Shivlingas as they did not want to go anywhere and wished to settle there. After that the Lord Shiva granted a boon to goddess Brahmani Devi that all persons intending to go on pilgrimage to Manimahesh must have a dip in their holy pool. Failing this, their pilgrimage would not be acceptable to Lord Shiva. That’s why every visitor firstly takes bath in Brahmani’s holy pool before visiting the Manimahesh Lake. Brahmani holy pool is about 20 square meters below Brahmani’s cave. Goddess Brahmani had stolen this holy water from Lord Sandhola Naag which is another side of the ridge.
Chaurasi was the level area on which the eighty four temples were standing and the name was attributed to the 84 Sidhas who are believed to have meditated in Bharmour over 100 years who supposed to come from Kurukshetra while visiting to Manimahesh Kailash.
The Chaurasi Temple Complex offers you a delightful, clean and a scenic view. The complex is surrounded by numerous schools. The most extraordinary site of the complex is the tallest temple of Manimahesh, which is built in the Shikhara style of architecture. Another temple built in the same style is that of Lord Vishnu cast in his Nar Singh Avtar.
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Himachal Pradesh 176315.